Steven Winn

Steven Winn is a San Francisco-based writer and critic and frequent interviewer for City Arts & Lectures. His work has appeared in Gramophone, Musical America, Opera, Symphony, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Steven Winn - March 19, 2024

Tenor Mark Padmore and pianist Mitsuko Uchida bring both the perspectives and limitations of maturity to Schubert’s song cycle.

Steven Winn - March 12, 2024

The group delivers an emotional performance, with outstanding soloists and a superb contribution from the Cantorei.

Steven Winn - March 5, 2024

There’s always a chance you’ll be hearing more of these works in progress in one of the company’s seasons to come.

Steven Winn - February 25, 2024

The SF Symphony and Esa-Pekka Salonen also present a cheerful romp through Stravinsky’s neoclassical ballet Pulcinella.

Steven Winn - December 18, 2023

The singers put poetry first in this condensed version of John Adams’s opera-oratorio.

Steven Winn - November 21, 2023

A captivating take on Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Suite in A Minor opens the pianist’s recital and is the key to appreciating the entire program.

Steven Winn - November 14, 2023

At Grace Cathedral, the 2022 Pulitzer Prize-winning work has its Bay Area premiere on a program that’s powerfully contemplative.

Steven Winn - November 7, 2023

With a premiere by Nicolás Lell Benavides and an appearance by mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor, the show touches a lot of bases.

Steven Winn - October 30, 2023

The orchestra gives a bold, theatrical reading of the blockbuster piece and is just as musical in a song cycle by Benjamin Britten.

Steven Winn - October 2, 2023

The composer’s Alpine Symphony caps an ambitious program that also has Leonidas Kavakos tackling Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.